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Kevin

Kevin

English Tutoring in Clydebank

Hello, I'm Kevin. I am a doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, where I am nearing the end of my PhD. My main area of research is within Scottish Literature, a subject in which I also hold a Masters degree and a First-Class Honours degree. My academic qualifications are really just a reflection of how much I enjoy studying and engaging with literature and, more generally, English, as an academic subject. Upon the completion of my PhD I intend to undertake teacher training, with the view to becoming an English teacher at secondary and FE levels.

I have been privately tutoring since 2015, at both Higher and National 5 levels. The pupils I have worked have improved their performance in both classwork and exams, a result of becoming more comfortable with the subject through the extra tutoring they received.

I have a great deal of experience working with school students & undergraduates, as I've worked both as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as a tutor on the Widening Participation program at the University of Glasgow.

I have a good knowledge of the Scottish Higher and National curriculums, and have a wide range of resources to help students further with all aspects of their studies, from close reading to (both creative and critical) essay writing.

Tutoring Experience

I have been privately tutoring since 2015, at both Higher and National 5 levels. The pupils I have worked have improved their performance in both classwork and exams, a result of becoming more comfortable with the subject through the extra tutoring they received.

I also have a great deal of experience working with school students & undergraduates, as I've worked both as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as a tutor on the Widening Participation program at the University of Glasgow. I therefore have first-hand experience of how to work with students at a variety of levels,and have developed various approaches to tutoring specific aspects of English.

Tutoring Approach

My friendly nature and my enthusiasm for English as a subject makes me an ideal private tutor. I like to build a rapport with my tutees and let them know that I am there as additional support, not as another teacher. All of my previous tutees have been able to increase their grades by at least one level (e.g. from B -> A) but this is only in part to the extra tutoring: their own hard work and determination has been the main factor.

While it is preferable to let the student lead the session, I am always happy to speak to either the tutee or parent in advance of the session to prepare specific assistance and to look over work outwith tutoring times. I also have no problem increasing or decrease the amount of support required on an ongoing basis, to suit the needs of students at any given time.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Glasgow2016BachelorsScottish Literature and Language, 1st Class Honours
St Andrew's High School2004SchoolEnglish, A
University of Glasgow2017MastersScottish Literature
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